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1. The Nightmare (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Horror

68 Metascore

A look at a frightening condition that plagues thousands; sleep paralysis.

Director: Rodney Ascher | Stars: Siegfried Peters, Estrella Cristina, Stephen Joseph, Yatoya Toy

Votes: 6,088

2. The War You Don't See (2010)

97 min | Documentary, War

Thought-provoking documentary on war propaganda: how governments manipulate the facts and how most media let them get away with it.

Directors: Alan Lowery, John Pilger | Stars: Julian Assange, Tony Blair, Wilfred Burchett, George W. Bush

Votes: 1,121

3. The War Around Us (2014)


In 2008 two best friends found themselves trapped in one of the most dangerous places on earth - the only western journalists in the Gaza Strip on what was supposed to be a 24-hour ... See full summary »

Director: Abdallah Omeish | Stars: Ayman Mohyeldin, Sherine Tadros

Votes: 182

4. The Iron Ministry (2014)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

Filmed over three years on what will soon be the world's largest railway network, 'The Iron Ministry' traces the vast interiors of a country on the move: flesh and metal, clangs and squeals, light and dark, language and gesture.

Director: J.P. Sniadecki

Votes: 214

6. Grizzly Man (2005)

R | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

87 Metascore

A devastating and heart-rending take on grizzly bear activists Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard, who were killed in October of 2003 while living among grizzly bears in Alaska.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Timothy Treadwell, Amie Huguenard, Werner Herzog, Carol Dexter

Votes: 48,834 | Gross: $3.17M

7. The Day After Trinity (1981)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Biography

Scientists and witnesses involved in the creation and testing of the first ever atomic bomb reflect on the Manhattan project and its fascinating leader, J. Robert Oppenheimer, who upon ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Else | Stars: Hans Bethe, Holm Bursom, Haakon Chevalier, Stirling Colgate

Votes: 439

8. The Coming War on China (2016)

TV-PG | 113 min | Documentary, History

The Coming War on China is John Pilger's 60th film for ITV. Pilger reveals what the news doesn't - that the United States and the world's second economic power, China (both nuclear armed) ... See full summary »

Director: John Pilger | Stars: Franklin Blaisdell, James Bradley, Bruce Cumings, Dana Rohrabacher

Votes: 743

9. HyperNormalisation (2016)

166 min | Documentary

Adam Curtis explains how, at a time of confusing and inexplicable world events, politicians and the people they represent have retreated in to a damaging over-simplified version of what is happening.

Director: Adam Curtis | Stars: Adam Curtis, Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, Victor Gotbaum

Votes: 4,155

10. Trashed (2012)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

Jeremy Irons sets out to discover the extent and effects of the global waste problem, as he travels around the world to beautiful destinations tainted by pollution. This is a meticulous, ... See full summary »

Director: Candida Brady | Stars: Paul Connett, Jeremy Irons, Evangelos Kalafatis, Charles Moore

Votes: 544

12. The Corporation (2003)

Not Rated | 145 min | Documentary, History

73 Metascore

Documentary that looks at the concept of the corporation throughout recent history up to its present-day dominance.

Directors: Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott | Stars: Mikela Jay, Rob Beckwermert, Christopher Gora, Nina Jones

Votes: 19,700 | Gross: $1.88M

13. Breaking the Silence: Truth and Lies in the War on Terror (2003 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

A critical documentary about the war on terror since 9-11.

Directors: Steve Connelly, John Pilger | Star: John Pilger

Votes: 237

14. Happy People: A Year in the Taiga (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

A documentary depicting the life and work of the trappers of Bakhtia, a village in the heart of the Siberian Taiga, where daily life has changed little in over a century.

Directors: Werner Herzog, Dmitry Vasyukov | Stars: Werner Herzog, Nikolay Nikiforovitch Siniaev, Gennady Soloviev, Anatoly Tarkovsky

Votes: 7,216 | Gross: $0.34M

15. Spiegelgrund (2001)

71 min | Documentary

The victims, their relatives and friends give insight into the atrocities that took place at 'Am Spiegelgrund', a clinic for children in Vienna, Austria. The traumatic events that took ... See full summary »

Directors: Angelika Schuster, Tristan Sindelgruber | Stars: Alois Kaufmann, Hermine Kaufmann, Antje Kosemund, Wilhelm Roggenthien

Votes: 10

16. Hearts and Minds (1974)

R | 112 min | Documentary, History, War

68 Metascore

An examination of the conflicting attitudes of the opponents of the Vietnam War.

Director: Peter Davis | Stars: Tin Chan, Chau Diem, Ngo Dinh Diem, John Foster Dulles

Votes: 4,969 | Gross: $0.03M

17. City 40 (2016)

73 min | Documentary, Drama, History

Behind the walls of a forbidden city, the only thing more dangerous than its secrets is the truth.

Director: Samira Goetschel | Stars: Lavrenti Beria, Viktor Fetisov, Mikhail Gorbachev, Sergei Kirillov

Votes: 1,453

18. Jesus Camp (2006)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary

62 Metascore

A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Stars: Mike Papantonio, Lou Engle, Becky Fischer, Ted Haggard

Votes: 25,432 | Gross: $0.90M

19. Mama General (1997 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

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Directors: Sylvie Banuls, Peter Heller

Votes: 6

20. Mutterjahre (2004 TV Movie)

99 min | Documentary

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Directors: Sylvie Banuls, Peter Heller

Votes: 5

21. Am Kölnberg (2014)

89 min | Documentary, Drama

The tower block area "Am Kölnberg" has a bad reputation. People who - for any number of reasons - ended up on the edge of society, live here alongside refugee families and immigrants from ... See full summary »

Directors: Laurentia Genske, Robin Humboldt

Votes: 68

22. The Other Side (VIII) (2015)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, Drama

65 Metascore

In an invisible territory at the margins of society lives a wounded community who face the threat of being forgotten by political institutions and having their rights as citizens trampled. ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Minervini | Stars: Mark Kelley, Lisa Allen, James Lee Miller, Austin Anderson

Votes: 937 | Gross: $0.01M

23. Deprogrammed (2015)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

Deprogrammed chronicles Ted 'Black Lightning' Patrick's rise as the notorious 'Father of Deprogramming'.

Director: Mia Donovan | Stars: Balavanta Das, Hridayananda Das Goswami, Ted Patrick

Votes: 487

24. The Babushkas of Chernobyl (2015)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary

An affectionate portrait of a group of women who, after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster and evacuation, returned to the exclusion zone surrounding the nuclear power plant and have resided there - semi-officially, for years.

Directors: Anne Bogart, Holly Morris

Votes: 518

25. Chernobyl's café (2016)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary

Three decades on from the disaster, Chernobyl shows signs of life again.

Director: Mike Baudoncq | Star: Phyllis Yordan

Votes: 90

26. Code 2600 (2011)

PG | 82 min | Documentary

CODE 2600 documents the Info-Tech Age, told by the events and people who helped build and manipulate it. It explores the impact this new connectivity has on our ability to remain human while maintaining our personal privacy and security.

Director: Jeremy Zerechak | Stars: Julia Concolino, Lorrie Cranor, Jennifer Granick, Phil Lapsley

Votes: 173

28. After the Spill (2015)

Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary, News

Ten years ago Hurricane Katrina devastated the coast of Louisiana. Five years later the Deepwater Horizon exploded and spilled more than 200 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Bowermaster | Star: Melissa Leo

Votes: 41

31. The Shock Doctrine (2009)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary

An investigation of "disaster capitalism", based on Naomi Klein's proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance.

Directors: Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Ewen Cameron, Janine Huard, Naomi Klein, Franklin D. Roosevelt

Votes: 2,539

32. We Have Ways of Making You Think (1992– )

About Joseph Goebbels taking over the German film industry and turning into a gigantic weapon of propaganda.

Votes: 8

34. Uncle Hitler (2009)

52 min | Documentary

A documentary film taking a contemporary look at the surviving family of Adolf Hitler.

Director: Joel Soler

Votes: 28

35. Full Signal (2010)

Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary, History

'Full Signal' captures a battle to take on the mobile phone companies. This crafted documentary cracks open the debate surrounding the global health risk they pose.

Director: Talal Jabari | Stars: Samira Azzam, Johann Bosman, David Carpenter, Leonore Gordon

Votes: 39

36. Siberian Love (2016)

80 min | Documentary

After 20 years of living in Berlin, the director Olga Delane goes back to her roots in a small Siberian village, where she is confronted with traditional views of relationships, life and ... See full summary »

Director: Olga Delane

Votes: 37

37. Darfur Now (2007)

PG | 98 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

An examination of the genocide in Sudan's western region of Darfur.

Director: Ted Braun | Stars: Don Cheadle, Ahmed Mahammed Abaka, Sheikh Ahmed Mohamad Abakar, Hawa Abaker

Votes: 677 | Gross: $0.11M

38. My Brothers and Sisters in the North (2016)

90 min | Documentary

An intimate look at the everyday people of North Korea through the lens of a South Korean.

Director: Sung Hyung Cho | Star: Sung Hyung Cho

Votes: 110

39. Factory Complex (2015)

81 min | Documentary, History

The drastic economic development in South Korea once surprised the rest of the world. However, behind of it was an oppression the marginalized female laborers had to endure. The film ... See full summary »

Director: Heung-soon Im

Votes: 42

40. Workingman's Death (2005)

Not Rated | 122 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

A documentary on the extremes to which workers will go to earn a living.

Director: Michael Glawogger

Votes: 1,584

41. Alive Inside (2014)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, News

67 Metascore

Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it.

Director: Michael Rossato-Bennett | Stars: Dan Cohen, Louise Dueno, Nell Hardie, Norman Hardie

Votes: 2,818 | Gross: $0.15M

42. Tea on the Axis of Evil (2009)

67 min | Documentary

When Syria was admitted to the "Axis of Evil", I decided to move there, alone, to record ordinary life and create a document to stimulate healthy curiosity about this Arab community to ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Marie Offenbacher | Stars: Ayman Abdel Nour, Yusef Abdelke, Farah Abderrahman, Nour Abderrahman

Votes: 10

43. In the Same Boat (2016)

Not Rated | 70 min | Documentary

In The Same Boat is an artistic and sophisticated analysis of the effects of globalisation on the world, which presents an optimistic argument for the future of the planet. Guided by some ... See full summary »

Director: Rudy Gnutti | Stars: Zygmunt Bauman, Alex Brendemühl, Nick Hanauer, Serge Latouche

Votes: 36

44. Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1992)

R | 87 min | Documentary, Crime

1992, Florida, USA. Aileen Wuornos is claimed to be the world's first female serial killer.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Jesse 'The Human Bomb' Aviles, Nick Broomfield, Cannonball, Steve Glazer

Votes: 2,526

45. The Cove (2009)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Crime

84 Metascore

Using state-of-the-art equipment, a group of activists, led by renowned dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry, infiltrate a cove near Taijii, Japan to expose both a shocking instance of animal abuse and a serious threat to human health.

Director: Louie Psihoyos | Stars: Richard O'Barry, Louie Psihoyos, Hardy Jones, Michael Illiff

Votes: 45,561 | Gross: $0.87M

46. In Search of... (1976–1982)
Episode: Cryogenics (1978)

Documentary, Sci-Fi

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Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Josiah Brown, Art Quaife

Votes: 16

47. First Person (2000– )
Episode: I Dismember Mama (2000)

Not Rated | 23 min | Documentary, Biography

Saul Kent explains his fascination with cryogenics and the legal troubles he faced when he chose to preserve his mother's head for reattachment and reanimation.

Director: Errol Morris

Votes: 16

48. Blood Business (2017)

52 min | Documentary

Blood Business sheds light on the opaque trade of the blood plasma industry. From the impoverished streets of Cleveland Ohio to the golden shores of Switzerland's Lake Zurich, the film explores the intricacies around the business of blood.

Director: Pierre Monnard

Votes: 18

49. Pre-Crime (2017)

TV-14 | 88 min | Documentary, Crime

Science fiction turns into disturbing fact as forecasting softwares, algorithms and databases quickly become the new fortune-tellers for future crimes, driving us to ask: how much are we willing to abandon for the sake of security?

Directors: Matthias Heeder, Monika Hielscher | Stars: Steven Caluris, Jeremy Gorner, Robert McDaniel, Andrew Ferguson

Votes: 125